~Circus Rookies~
1928
~Louise Lorraine & George K. Arthur~
~Cast~

Karl Dane ...  Oscar Thrust
George K. Arthur ...  Francis Byrd
Louise Lorraine ...  La Belle
Sydney Jarvis ...  Mr. Magoo
Fred Humes ...  Bimbo
Lou Costello ...  Extra (uncredited)
~Plot Synopsis~
Oscar Thrust (Karl Dane), trainer of a gorilla billed as "Bimbo, the Man-Eating Ape," takes a
disliking to Francis Byrd (George K. Arthur). Fired from his job as a newspaper reporter, Byrd wants
to join the circus to be near La Belle, a trapeze artist. Thrust fouls all of Byrd's attempts to prove
himself worthy of the circus, causing La Belle (Louise Lorraine), the daughter of circus-owner
Magoo (Sydney Jarvis), to believe that Byrd is a coward. Finally, practical joker Thrust puts Bimbo
in Byrd's berth on the train. Bimbo (Fred Humes) gets loose and chases La Belle to the train roof,
frightens the engineer into jumping off, speeds up the train, and breaks the whistle. Francis comes
to the rescue, stops the train from ramming a freight ahead, and saves everyone from sure
destruction. Bimbo gives Thrust a good thrashing.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick

Written by:
Robert E. Hopkins - titles
Lew Lipton - story
Richard Schayer - writer
Edward Sedgwick - story
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: MGM

Cinematography by: Merritt B. Gerstad
Costume Design by: David Cox
Set Designer: Cedric Gibbons

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: March 31, 1928
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